As a first timer in Africa, I was super excited to begin my travels of a new continent by visiting Morocco. Over Easter break, Sara and I travelled to Rabat and Marrakech, which both offered a different taste of the culture. Rabat, Morocco’s capital, was my favourite of the two, as it wasn't touristy and felt very authentic, partly thanks to traveling with Sara’s mom, a Moroccan native. Between glasses of hot, fresh mint tea and sweet biscuits, we explored the souks, shopping amongst the locals. Navigating down crowded, narrow alleys, we found our way to bartering (as culturally expected) for keepsakes – beautiful, hand-crafted leather wallets and baby booties (for my expecting friends), spices and pottery. When the heat got the best of us, we would take a break for a freshly squeezed orange juice (for a mere 60 cents) and a few sweet dates.
Sights I visited and are not to be missed :
– Café Maure - Jardin Des Oudayas
– Mausoleum of Mohammed V